Taipei 101 New Year's Eve fireworks display, festivities to be expanded

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the clock ticks down to midnight to ring in 2019, Taipei 101 will not only present an even longer fireworks show and light display than last year, it will also include a ser...

Photo of the Day: 'Tri-colored maple leaves' in Japan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As the maple leaves in Japan begin to change color, the Komoro Zoo's Kaokoen Garden in Japan's Nagano Prefecture on Nov. 13 shared photos of its curious "...

New Taipei's dazzling Christmasland lights up tonight

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- New Taipei City's annual Christmasland light festival is bigger than ever this year and kicks off this evening at 5:20 p.m. (Nov. 16) in New Taipei City Plaza, fe...

Magnitude 4.3 earthquake jolts NE Taiwan, tremors felt in Taipei

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.3 earthquake rocked northeast Taiwan's Yilan at 10:01 this morning, with greater Taipei and much of northern Taiwan feeling the tremors, while another qu...

Weather turning cooler, wetter in northern Taiwan 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) today said that northeastern winds will gradually increase this afternoon as a front passes over the waters north of Taiwan, increasing the pro...

Prolonged cold symptoms could be reaction to Taiwan's air pollution: Doctor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As air pollution in Taiwan reached frightening levels over the past couple weeks, a doctor in Taichung told CNA yesterday (Nov. 14) that an increased number of patien...

Caustic cola: Maker of Taiwanese soft drink Apple Sidra fined NT$1 million for contamination

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Drink maker Oceanic Beverage Co., Inc. (大西洋飲料) was fined NT$1 million (US$32,000) yesterday (Nov. 14) by the New Taipei Department of Health after contaminants were f...

MOE punishes University of Kang Ning after Sri Lankan students found working in slaughterhouses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke last week that 40 of its Sri Lankan students were sent to work in slaughterhouses in Taipei and Tainan, the Ministry of Education has issued five punitive ...

Taiwan to see 3 days of warm weather before cold air arrives on Sunday

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan will see warm weather and sunny skies for the next three days until Sunday, when cold, wet air will be brought in by northeastern winds.  Weather Risk forecaster...

New Taipei's psychedelic Christmasland lights up tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- New Taipei City's annual Christmasland light show will be bigger than ever and kicks off tomorrow (Nov. 16) in New Taipei City Plaza, featuring psychedelic 3-D li...

Taiwanese startup ramping up production of sugarcane straws

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a ban on single-use plastic straws is set to go into effect in July of next year, a Taiwanese startup is ramping up production of its biodegradable straws made from sugarcan...

Taiwania 2 ranked as 20th-most powerful supercomputer in world

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwania 2 has achieved a ranking of 20th in the world, the highest rating for a Taiwan-made supercomputer ever, announced the Ministry of Science and Technology...

Taiwanese-American fined NT$120,000 for dodging draft for 16 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A Taiwanese-American man with dual citizenship has been fined NT$120,000 (US$3,885) for dodging the draft for 16 years, reported Liberty Times.  The 35-year-old man, su...

Thailand to waive visa fees for Taiwanese visitors tomorrow

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese visitors and travelers from 20 other countries will not have to pay for visas on arrival in Thailand starting tomorrow ( Nov. 15), and lasting until January...

Northeastern monsoon to bring showers today, new cold front coming to Taiwan Saturday   

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) predicts that the northeast monsoon will continue to affect Taiwan today, bringing scattered showers to northern and eastern Taiwan, while a ne...